So I've been to the store and talked with a SA,plus been doing research online and yes Lush products have SLS they have replaced it with SCS in some of the products. The SA explained to me that the sulfates are plant derived as opposed to being chemically made ... they don't have parabens or silicones and they smell great. Research wise Health Canada says they find SLS and SES to be safe when not used on hair alone and when added to shampoos and conditioning oils it is diluted even further and in some cases deemed inactive. I would like to try trichomania shampoo bar (apparently if you puree this you can alleviate the flaking issue), retread conditioner, and R & B treatment ( i tested this on a section of my hair and was really impressed with the results curl definition and the softness of my hair was superb even the next day) Anyways what do people think about that
Originally Posted by lyriqwrites
Frankly, I think you are a LUSH associate (like the OP of this thread). I don't appreciate this surreptitious peddling.

If you are in fact a consumer, here is my honest opinion:

Personally, I find LUSH hair products hair products ridiculously expensive. I much prefer Aubrey Organics (also made in small batches, very natural – mostly organic, in fact – and affordable). Oyin Handmade and Shea Moisture deserve a shout-out too IMHO. No sulfates, silicones or parabens in any of these brands. No propylene glycol** either, unlike some LUSH products.

"Research wise Health Canada says they find SLS and SES to be safe when not used on hair alone and when added to shampoos and conditioning oils it is diluted even further and in some cases deemed inactive." – If it's inactive then why the heck is it in there? That's some nonsense talk. It probably helps cut potential build up of the oils, etc. on the hair, but it's certainly not "deemed inactive."

Both SLS and SCS are derived from coconuts; the difference between them is a matter of purity (similar to distilled water vs hard water). That doesn't mean they aren't stripping. For info into the chemistry of it, see http://longhair.livejournal.com/2356788.html

**Propylene glycol is a cheap and effective humectant, but many people are allergic to it. It took me years to realize that it was the culprit behind the mild rashes on my face and scalp. And it's in the $30 for 8.4oz Retread conditioner – which also has PARABENS?! I'm sure you can find a less irritating, truly natural humectant to put in there – honey, agave nectar, aloe?

UGH – after doing my research to write this response, I'm done even considering LUSH. I am beyond irked at "natural" products that are not. What a green-washed load of crock.
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD prone & Propylene Glycol Sensitive

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment Neutrogena T-Sal; H&S Clinical Strength


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